Serial Number: 94470

Year shipped: 1937 

FON: 89

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 24 ¾-inch scale length and wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and small bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge

Notes A floating pickup and side mounted jack socket were installed at some point. The pickup has been removed but the finish remains slightly discoloured at its former location. A passive sensor has since been fitted placed beneath the bridge. Reproduction pickguard and re-fret by luthier Bob Jones of Brooklyn NY. Two of the tuner buttons have been replaced

Read more about this guitar’s owner Andy Schwartz on his player’s page

This guitar is one of 212 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1937

Images courtesy of Andy Schwartz